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Yale, Linus, Jr. (04 April 1821–25 December 1868), inventor and locksmith, was born in Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York, the son of Linus Yale, Sr., a locksmith, general mechanic, and inventor, and Chlotilda Hopson. His education was influenced by his father’s Newport, New York, metalworking and lockmaking shop. His early inclination, though, was artistic rather than mechanical as indicated by his efforts as a portrait painter. He married Catherine Brooks from a nearby town in 1844. They had three children....